June 20th, 2011
CUMBERLAND â€” It was a class that endured bomb threats, evacuation drills, a school construction renovation project and the wrath of Hurricane Earl.
But through it all, the Class of 2011 stuck together through the good times and the bad. It was a class described by Senior Class President Ylva T. Duke as a group of graduates bound for certain success in their future endeavors.
FOXBORO â€“ Asked how the National Football League lockout might impact his restaurant, Jeff Senior had a simple response.
â€śIn todayâ€™s economy, I think any time sales are down itâ€™s significant â€“ whether itâ€™s small or large,â€ť said Senior, owner of Skipjackâ€™s Seafood Emporium at Patriot Place. â€śA lot of potential guests wonâ€™t be coming.â€ť
Anthony J. Peluso, Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Anthony J. Peluso, Jr., 78, died Saturday at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence surrounded by his loving family. He is the husband of Joyce (Rasmussem) Peluso. Born in North Providence, Anthony is the son of the late Anthonio J. and Lillian (DiGuileo) Peluso. Prior to moving to Pawtucket 11 years ago, he was a resident of Seekonk, MA for 40 years.
Anthony is a Korean War Veteran and prior to his retirement he was a self-employed tile and marble setter.
Glenna Lorena Carr
Glenna Lorena (Wilkinson) Carr, 80, of Freight St. died Saturday at Memorial Hospital of RI. She was the wife of the late Joseph L. Carr.
Born in Londonderry, NH, she was a daughter of the late William H. and Eunice (Brown) Wilkinson and was a resident of Pawtucket since 1943. She was a Laundress for over 17 years retiring in 1996.
Jennie "Jean" Holmes
PAWTUCKET - Jennie "JEAN" Holmes 100, formerly of School Street passed away Sunday June 12, 2011 at the Pawtucket Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was the beloved wife of the late Allan R. Holmes.
Born in Kingston, PA she was a daughter of the late John and Josephine (Osmulska) Krevosky. She lived in Pawtucket for the past 75 years.
Before retiring she was employed at the former H & B Machine Shop for 30 years and prior to that she was employed as a Textile Worker and Cook.
PAWTUCKET â€” Protecting pitchers from injury is a major part of Pawtucket Red Sox manager Arnie Beyelerâ€™s job. It isnâ€™t something he can control. Competition and the need to succeed push some pitchers to keep throwing, even when their body sends them hints that something is wrong.
On Sunday, PawSox starter Kyle Weiland â€śfelt a twingeâ€ť while warming up for the sixth inning. He quickly motioned to the dugout and Beyeler went to his bullpen.
LINCOLN â€” Troop 711 Albion Scouts Timothy W. Oâ€™Reilly and Nickolai K. Morin were elevated to the rank of Eagle Scout at a High Court of Honor on May 28 at St. Ambrose Church, Albion.
Oâ€™Reilly is the son of John and Mary Oâ€™Reilly of Lord Fox Run. He is a senior at LaSalle Academy. Timâ€™s scouting career started as a Bear Scout in 2001. He earned his Arrow of Light and became a Scout in 2004. He earned the rank of Life Scout in 2009.
REHOBOTH â€“ If you talk to golfers who play Rehoboth Country Club on a regular basis, one thing becomes clear.
â€śYou canâ€™t spray the ball on this course,â€ť East Providence native Luke Ring admitted. â€śI try to hit the ball in the middle of fairway and then get the ball on the green as quickly as possible. And that isnâ€™t easy. Rehoboth has distance and itâ€™s very narrow on most holes.â€ť
Pawtucketâ€™s Al Deroche, a retired firefighter, strikes a similar note.
PROVIDENCE â€” Gov. Lincoln Chafeeâ€™s much-ballyhooed and extensively reviled sales tax proposal was largely discarded by legislative leaders in their $7.7 billion state budget plan for next year, which passed the House Finance Committee on a voice vote Friday evening.
PAWTUCKET â€“ As a safeguard, veteran players signing minor-league contracts often include opt-out clauses. Call it a creative response by agents in making sure their clients have the best chance of making it to the parent club.
Andrew Miller received a crash course in this cut-and-dry process earlier in the week. For those unfamiliar, Miller had a clause in his contract that would have granted him free agency Wednesday. The rangy lefthander let the deadline pass after being told by the Red Sox that he would soon be promoted to the major-league roster.
CUMBERLAND â€“ A local woman died Friday morning after she and another woman were struck by a car while walking on the sidewalk along Mendon Road.
Kathleen Carpenter, 54, a married mother of two children, sustained fatal injuries in the accident and Judy Waterman, 53, also of Cumberland, sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
Cumberland Police Chief John R. Desmarais said the two women were out walking together at 6:30 a.m. as part of their regular morning routine when they were struck by a 1995 Buick sedan operated by Casey Rondeau, 26, of Woonsocket.
Alberta E. Bourassa
PAWTUCKET - Alberta E. Bourassa, 90 of Pawtucket died Tuesday at the Hopkins Manor Nursing Home in North Providence. Born in Pawtucket Alberta was the daughter of the late Herbert and Anna (Monty) Bourassa. She was a Pawtucket resident her entire life.
Prior to her retirement in 1969, Alberta worked at Adams Jewelry in Pawtucket.
She leaves one sister, Lillian Begin of North Providence; and a niece, Ann Marie Wallich of North Providence.
She was the sister of the late Armandine Bourassa, Lauretta Bourassa and Marion Flynn.
Just shy of his teenage years, Brendan Doyle remembers being at a few of the water stops along the course of the 1990 Ocean State Marathon.
His older brother Patrick was there, too.
Earlier in their lives they were two young to really witness the impact that their father had at the 26.2-mile race that traversed over the Newport streets. On this day, though, it was different.
First-hand, the oldest sons of the late Bobby Doyle, got to see their dad in action.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Andrew Miller is proof that itâ€™s never too late to turn things around. At the seasonâ€™s onset the lanky lefty was viewed as the ultimate redemption project, a pitcher who had spent the better portion of his career mixing promise with underwhelming results.
LINCOLN â€” As Max, an orphaned pit bull, used his teeth to rip bark from a tree just outside the Wellington Road shelter, Animal Control Officer Louann Noreau laughed, then uttered, â€śI think he was a logger in his past life.
â€śYou know, he just loves anything to do with trees,â€ť she stated early Tuesday afternoon. â€śHe'll climb them, swing from tree branches. If there's a tire swing around, he'll jump through the tire and swing his legs to gain momentum. He's just like a little boy.
Susanna J. Kelley-Magill
JOHNSTON - Susanna J. "Susan" Kelley-Magill, 93, of Johnston formerly of Pawtucket, died Monday at Briarcliffe Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Francis L. Kelley and Robert A. Magill. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Antonina N. (Spiec) Kuc.
She was employed as a secretary at Lincoln Junior-Senior High School for 12 years prior to her retirement in 1980. She had been a volunteer at Memorial Hospital and a member of St. Aidan's and St. Teresa's Senior Citizens.
Ronald J. McCormack
PAWTUCKET - Ronald J. McCormack died suddenly on Wednesday June 15, 2011 at home. He was 56 years old. He was the beloved son of Joan W. McCormack of Pawtucket, nephew of Patricia Whitaker of Franklin, MA and had several nieces and nephews. He was a life long resident of Pawtucket and a 37 year State of RI employee. He had attended Woodlawn Baptist Church. There are no calling hours and the funeral will be private.
This may sound like an altruistic plea, but baseball and wooden bats belong together. Those governing American Legion baseball in this state are inclined to agree, as board members have decided to eliminate the usage of aluminum in favor of a wooden-bat league.
This landmark change takes effect for the 2011 summer session, which is currently under way. Gone is the ringing â€śping!â€ť sound that ensues whenever an aluminum bat strikes a baseball. Expect to hear a â€ścrack!â€ť at your local Legion ball field, a natural emanation that figures to add great theater to this season.